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Beyond Bullet Points: Using PowerPoint to tell a compelling story that gets results, Fourth Edition by Cliff Atkinson

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5Anchoring Your Story in Your Audience’s Minds

In this chapter, you will:

  • Write the headlines for the rest of the slides of the body of your presentation.

  • Distill your ideas to their essence.

  • Prioritize your ideas, and put them in a meaningful sequence.

The headlines you wrote for Act I will prepare the working memory of your audience for the crucial first few minutes of a presentation by orienting, interesting, engaging, motivating, and focusing them. Now it’s time to move on to the rest of the slides in the body of your presentation.

And Now Presenting…Act Ii

As in Act I, completing the story template for Act II creates a solid foundation ...

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